Assisted living memory care admission reduces odds of SNF placement, acute care stays, study finds
Jan 06, 2022
The results of a national study suggest that memory care may be best equipped to handle the needs of residents with dementia when compared to the general assisted living setting.
These factors predict residents’ emergency care outcomes, palliative experts find
Mar 23, 2021
A study that followed residents through all stages of emergency department transfers and care has found that certain comorbidities and levels of stress can predict subsequent recovery from symptoms.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, March 17
Mar 17, 2021
Senior living giant sued over handling of transfers and discharges … First COVID vaccine dose 63% effective in nursing home study … FDA hedges against gene variants: Requires COVID antibody drugmakers...
Making hospital transitions safer during the pandemic
Apr 29, 2020
Eldercare experts have published a comprehensive guideline on safe and effective hospital transfers for residents.
Same-day physician access leads to fewer resident hospitalizations, ED visits
Apr 22, 2020
Surveyed facilities with same-day physician access had 21% lower hospitalization rates. Urgent access to nurse practitioners is also linked to fewer transfers.
CMS clarifies resident transfer approval requirements for COVID-19 cohorting
Apr 14, 2020
No approval is needed for transferring or discharging residents between facilities for certain cohorting purposes, the agency says.
Post-acute care after COVID-19: What to expect
Apr 09, 2020
While there are many unknowns about coronavirus survivors’ future healthcare needs, a discharge model reveals what post-acute providers might soon be dealing with.
Lawmakers demand better adherence to Medicaid’s eligibility and asset transfer rules
Jan 27, 2015
Two federal lawmakers are calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to crack down on states that don’t enforce eligibility and asset-transfer regulations.
Dated technology can cause communication rifts: study
Oct 01, 2014
Outmoded methods of communication between caregivers may be responsible for significant amounts of wasted time during shifts, resulting in inefficient patient transfers and hundreds of thousands of dollars...
New career path?
Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L
Dec 03, 2013
How many of you will agree with me that we never fully turn off the internal therapist mode when we’re in public, outside of work hours?